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New research projects - February 2017

By Callum Budd |
New research projects - February 2017

January's always an odd month for market research. Many of our clients are either deep into planning for the rest of the year or asking us to work on projects ready for Mobile World Congress at the end of February.

Nonetheless, clients have published articles on research we've performed for them over the past month. Here are some examples:

HCL Technologies Global IoT Report 2017

HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services company, commissioned a global piece of research on the Internet of Things. This is one of the first reports with actionable insights from early enterprise adopters of IoT.

Some key findings from the research are:

  • 91% organisations face challenges in turning IoT-enabled data into insights
  • 50% think that they are already behind the curve on IoT
  • 100% of respondents expect to see benefits if their organisation is able to increase their use of IoT

For the full report developed by HCL Technologies, click here


AVEVA The End of Handover

Recently, we worked with AVEVA, a world leading engineering, design and information management software provider. To conduct the research, we interviewed decision makers involved in engineering, procurement and construction projects within the oil and gas industry.

The research investigates the project handover process, and some key findings are:

  • 100% of oil and gas owner operators experienced unexpected costs or delays to operational readiness in recent projects due to not having the right information at the right time
  • 85% reported unexpected charges to fix information problems. The direct cost of rectifying these issues was up to $1 million
  • Delays in startup and operations ran into weeks and months – representing opportunity costs of millions of dollars per day
  • 70% of respondents have had to spend money post-handover because the information provided was inadequate for developing spares, maintenance and other operational plans

AVEVA have produced a whitepaper which discusses the findings in more detail. To download the report, click here


VMware State of the Cloud 2016

We have worked with VMware, a leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, on many projects in the past, and we are delighted to be a part of this research project on IT management and security. Both IT and line of business decision makers were interviewed to explore the impact of decentralisation of IT.

Some key findings from the research are:

  • 69% agree that the management of IT has continued to decentralise in the past three years
  • 65% of IT respondents want IT to be more centralised
  • 74% believe that the IT department should be responsible for enabling other lines of business to drive innovation

VMware have created a page on their website with more detail on the findings.


Infosys AI Maturity Index

Artificial intelligence is undoubtedly a trend, not only in the consumer world with voice assistants like Siri, Cortana, and Alexa, but also with increased automation and machine learning in the business world.

Some research we conducted with Infosys, a leader in technology services and consulting, looked to find out the business impact of AI adoption. The findings, launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, reveal that businesses have high hopes for what AI would mean for their revenue and future growth, but hurdles include data security, job security and ethical issues.

To read more about the findings, see the Infosys article here.


Jamf Pulse on Mobility and Healthcare

We are delighted to be commissioned by Jamf, who provide Apple device management software solutions, for this research. Focusing on the healthcare sector, we looked into the use of mobile devices in healthcare organisations.

Some key findings from the research are:

  • 83% of organisations currently provide mobile devices (smartphones or tablets) to caregiving staff, including doctors and nurses
  • 32% of survey respondents say they hope to expand mobile device use to patients receiving outpatient care over the next two years
  • 40% identify providing staff access to confidential medical patient records while on the move as the primary reason for having a mobile device strategy

If you’d like to read more about this research, check out this article on Jamf’s website.


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